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  • Gladius item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage15 (Melee)
Knockback0.5 (Extremely weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 (Fast)
Velocity4.8 (effective)
Tooltip'Are you not entertained?!'
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Gladius

The Gladius is a pre-Hardmode shortsword dropped by Hoplites with a 2.5%(1/40)chance. It is currently one of the strongest shortswords in the game, surpassing the highest pre-Hardmode tier ore-based shortswords (Platinum Shortsword and Gold Shortsword). Unlike other shortswords, it attacks three times in quick succession per use, with slightly varying angles with each stab.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Its rapid speed at close range makes it a useful weapon in the early game and an upgrade to the Platinum Shortsword.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The Gladius in action.
  • The tooltip is a reference to the Oscar award-winning movie Gladiator (2000).
  • Gladius is Latin for "Shortsword", and was commonly used by Roman foot soldiers and gladiators.

History[edit | edit source]